Supplements
                Unsigned Heaven     Travel World     The Cheers News     Forum    



Secrecy over Iraq war dead inspired Cusack to make "Grace Is Gone"

thecheers.org    2007-12-12 06:30:32    

Washington, Dec 12 : Actor John Cusack is sharing his views about the Iraq war in the critically acclaimed "Grace Is Gone" movie.
Actor John Cusack is sharing his views about the Iraq war in the critically acclaimed "Grace Is Gone" movie.

The actor was inspired into producing the movie by the secrecy the government was keeping regarding those who had died at the Iraq war.

The movie is about a man who takes his daughters on a road trip because he can't bear to tell them their soldier-mother has been killed in Baghdad.

"I wanted to make this film after the Bush administration blocked pictures of the dead coming in," New York Daily News quoted Cusack, who also stars in the movie, which opened Dec 07.

"It's very Vietnam-esque. We wanted to present a film that showed the caskets coming in. If people see the human side of war, they'll be so revolted that they'll do more to stop it," he added.

John asked his co-star Shelan O'Keefe, what she thought about the war and he was stunned with the answer that he got.

"My co-star Shelan O'Keefe is 12 and very Zenlike - she's at that age where the world hasn't corrupted her yet, and she's so honest," Cusack said.

"I asked her what she thought of the war, and she said that it'd been going on half her life and so she didn't even know what life was like without it. And that cut me to the core," he added.

"This government has asked us to sacrifice nothing for this. The troops are sacrificing everything. It just seems like an obscenity," he concluded.

Cusack who is known for his romantic comedies, is no stranger to antiwar protests. His mother, Nancy, has been arrested at demonstrations, and his late father, Richard, often had his radical college roommate Philip Berrigan and his brother Daniel over to the Cusack house. (ANI)
© 2007 ANI

Click for more News about John Cusack

TAGS: Movies   

The Cheers NEWS is looking for new local reporters


more
Heath Ledger will appear in the film he was shooting before his death

The eccentric filmmaker confirmed the 'Brokeback Mountain' star - who tragically died from an accidental drugs overdose in January - makes the final cut of his movie 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'.

Keira Knightley was victorious at the Empire film awards

The 22-year-old star picked up the Best Actress gong for her performance in World War II drama 'Atonement' at the glitzy ceremony held at London's Grosvenor House hotel.

Patrick Swayze has pulled out of his new film
7.Mar 2008
A representative for the producers said: "Mr. Swayze withdrew from the film thr...read

Tiger Lily Hutchence is set to star in a Hollywood movie
28.Feb 2008
The 11-year-old - whose parents Paula Yates and INXS rocker Michael Hutchence a...read

Brittany Murphy has reportedly been acting like a diva on the set of her new movie
27.Feb 2008
The 30-year-old actress is said to be infuriating cast and crew on the Los Ange...read



Al Pacino is set to play a villain in the new Bond movie

Denise Richards' new reality TV show has been confirmed

Reese Witherspoon too short to kiss Vince Vaughn like a normal person

Sylvester Stallone: Filming ‘Rambo’ made ‘Rocky Balboa’ seem like ballet

Keira Knightley takes the Best Actress award home from Elle Style Awards





The Cheers magazine: About us | Contact us | The Cheers Story | Advertising
Work with The Cheers: Writers guide | Write for us | Writer application | Reporter application 
The Cheers:Terms and conditions | Privacy policy | Sponsoring | Sitemap
Sister sites: Tech Blog |  Best Auto Zine | Travel destinations by weather | Okai - critical commentary | Stock trading game | Wifi hotspots and wireless laptops | The Daily Bonk | Best Poker Zine | Business thoughts | Political commentary | Most expensive things | World News in ShortTop 10 listsPolitically incorrect blog
Listen: Online radio station
Travel World: World travel locations
Travel: Travel blogs | Travel destinations | Hotel reviews | Beer around the world
Watch: Watch series online
Trade: The Stock game | Trading competitions | Trading education
Entertainment Blogs
Entertainment blog
Copyright © 2004-2012 The Cheers magazine / John Cusack





web stats